My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country
~ John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address 1.20.61
As a yogi, coach, mentor, American, human I meditate a lot, especially these days. Recently I was sitting with the above quote from JFK. I often remind people that the opposite of helpless is helpful, it’s a really useful habit to get into for breaking negative thought patterns and living a productive, value-driven life. I recently read that neuroscience supports the fact that practicing generosity is essential cultivating happiness. (Chapter 5, Book of Joy).
I love it when science ratifies intuition.
Consider how much could be made right with this country, and in the world, when we stop arguing about our differences and start asking, how can I help others.
It’s obvious, right? So get out and do it already!